|Delivery length / details
|11 x 1 Hour Lectures
|2 x 3 Hour Field Trips
|Assessment length / details
|Animal production assignment.
|Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.
|1.5 Hours Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Describe the important systems of production used in the beef, sheep, dairy, pig, broiler and egg production industries
2. Identify the main constraints on productivity for each of these systems
3. Compare the efficiency of different methods of production for each system
4. Discuss the application of scientific research to animal production
a. The different systems of production and their relative efficiencies, strengths and weaknesses
b. The current economic and legislative context of each system
c. Health and other constraints on production in each system
2. The application of research to animal production, including biotechnology
|Application of Number
|The assignment will have an element of number manipulation. This will be assessed in the assignment and feedback will be given.
|Students will develop effective written communication skills in the examination and assignment, where these will be assessed. Feedback will be given in the assignment.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Outside the formal contact hours, students will be expected to research materials, manage time and meet deadlines for the assignment and exam. Students will be able to review and monitor their progress and plan for improvement of personal performance. Feedback on the quality of outcomes will be given in the assignment.
|Accessing the web for reliable information sources and using databases to find literature in preparation for the assignment and the exam.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|The module will indicate potential career destinations to students
|The assignment will have an element of problem solving which will be assessed and feedback will be given.
|The assignment and exam will require students to research topics beyond the depth and scope of the lecture material. Information from a variety of sources will be used. Research skills will be assessed in both the examination and assignment. Feedback will be given in the assignment.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Subject specific concepts relating to animal production will be developed and assessed in the exam and assignment. Feedback will be given in the assignment.
This module is at CQFW Level 4